Unnikrishnan @ Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai

Venue: Dr. Nalli Gana Vihar, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha
Date: 15th Sep 2006

Vocal: Sri P. Unnikrishnan
Violin: Sri M.R.Gopinath
Mridangam: Sri Guruvayoor Dorai
Khanjira: Sri B.S.Purushottam

List of songs:

1) sAminI tOdi (varnam) – pantuvarALi – Adi – vInA kuppaiyer (?)

2) ninnu jUchi – sOwrAshtram – Adi – pattanam subramania iyer (S)

3) AdamOdi – chArukEsi – Adi – thyAgarAja (AS)

4) mAnasa sanchararE – sAmA – Adi – sadAsiva brahmendra (AS)

5) rAgam tAnam pallavi – karaharapriyA – Adi (2 kalai)

pallavi wordings: tAmarasa daLanEtri thyAgarAjuni mitri

6) tarunI nyAn – dwijAvanti – misra chApu – swAti tirunAl

7) nAtha harE – sindhu bhairavi – Adi – sAi bhajan

8) pashyati – maduvanti – Adi – jayadEva

9) vijayagOpAlatE (mangalam) – surutti – Adi – nArAyana thIrtha

10) yOgIndrAnAm (slOkam – nArAyanIyam) – madhyamAvati

sAmA and kharaharapriya rAga AlapanAs were well executed. Graha bhedam was done in karaharapriya rAga AlApana taking madhyamam as shadjam to give harikAmbOji, gAndhAram as shadjam to give kalyANi and rishabam as shadjam to give tOdi.

The pallavi line “tAmarasa dalanEtri thyAgarAjuni mItri” was structured as follows (A=aksharam): (1A gap) tA (1A) ma (0.5A) ra (1A) sa (1A) da (1A) La (1A) nE (1.5A) tri (+ gap = 3.5A) thyA (1A) ga (0.5A) rA (1.5A) juni (1A) mI (1A) tri (0.5A). Total akshara count = 1A + 0.5A + 1A + 1A + 1A + 1A + 1.5A + 3.5A + 1A + 0.5A + 1.5A + 1A + 1A + 0.5A = 16A = 1 avartanam of Adi tAlam (2 kalai).

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3 thoughts on “Unnikrishnan @ Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai

  1. Ram says:

    Graha bhedam refers to changing your sa to some other frequency corresponding to one of the notes in the raga you are singing. Since the frequency of the notes are fixed, when you change your base frequency (sa) to some other note’s frequency other than sa, all the other notes in the raga will get translated to different notes relative to the new sa, though their frequency remains the same. Thus you get a new raga (because essentially the other notes are viewed relative to what is your sa).

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